Four Barcelona players included in Spain's Euro 2024 roster

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Spain coach Luis de la Fuente announced his final roster for Spain's Euro 2024 campaign with four Barcelona players making the cut.

Ferran Torres, Pedri, Lamine Yamal and Fermin Lopez were all included in the final list.

The presence of Pedri and Lamine Yamal was all but a certainty given Luis de la Fuente's praise for Pedri since he joined up with the national team. The same goes for Lamine Yamal given his emergence this past season and the qualities he possesses.

Ferran Torres is a bit of a surprise as he was in and out of Barcelona's starting line-up last season. Torres has been a mainstay for Spain going back to the Luis Enrique era and he does tend to perform more often than not with the national team.

The surprise inclusion in this list has to be Fermin Lopez.

Two seasons ago, he was playing with Linares in Spain's second division. Fast forward and he's heading to a major international tournament with Spain after having a good season for Barcelona under Xavi Hernandez.

There could have been a fifth Barcelona player in the team but, in the end, Luis de la Fuente decided to axe Pau Cubarsi, alongside Marcos Llorente and Aleix Garcia.

The 17-year-old centerback has been a revelation for Barcelona and is lauded as being a fixture in the Barcelona defense for years to come. His exclusion from the list apparently came as a shock to his teammates.

With Cubarsi not included for the Euros, this likely means he will be part of the Spain set up for the Olympics.

While not being included in the Euros has to be a blow for Cubarsi, it also makes sense since Barcelona were adamant he, and Yamal, only take part in one of Spain's tournaments this summer.

The last thing they wanted was a repeat of Pedri's situation where he played in both and came back exhausted and suffered a multitude of injuries. One could argue he's still trying to recover from that.


In any case, there is still a significant Blaugrana contingent in the Spain team. Spain's first game at the Euros will be on June 15 when they take on Croatia.